News Release

May 15, 2018      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov


Dutchess County Honors Those Who Gave All
Illuminate the Walkway Over the Hudson Memorial Day Eve and Memorial Day Ceremony at the County’s War Memorial

Poughkeepsie … Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro and Division of Veterans’ Services Director Marc Coviello invite Dutchess County residents to participate in two special Memorial Day ceremonies to be held on Memorial Day Eve and Memorial Day.

On Sunday, May 27th at 8 p.m., a ceremony and vigil will be held on the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park in honor of those who gave their lives in defense of our great nation. The event will be held at the flagpole in the center of the Walkway and will feature a flag ceremony with the Pleasant Valley American Legion and Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars. A retired flag presentation will be held, and the public is invited to participate by bringing a flashlight, glow stick or other non-flammable lighted object to light up the Walkway with a special Illumination Vigil at sunset.

On Monday, May 28th at 11 a.m., the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Dutchess County War Memorial located at the corner or Raymond Avenue and Main Street in the Town of Poughkeepsie will take place. This event will include wreath presentations in honor of the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice, including a wreath presented by Gold Star Mother Jackie Ingram, whose won, Petty Officer Second Class Corey Ingram, USN, a Dutchess County native, was killed in action aboard the USS John S. McCain.

For more information, contact Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services at (845) 486-2060 or visit dutchessny.gov/Veterans.

Additionally, Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services has reached out to local municipalities and community organizations and compiled a listing of events taking place on or around Memorial Day. The event listing follows below with contact information provided for additional inquiries.

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2018 Memorial Day
Community Observances
(Based on information provided by municipalities and community organizations)

Listed by date, then alphabetically by municipality:


Castle Point VA Hospital:

                                  Wednesday, May 23th, 2018 @ 2:00 P.M.
                                  Ceremony

                                  Location: Castle Point Campus, River Memorial Garden
                                  Point of Contact: Yvette Rodriguez-Cacho @ (845) 831-2000 ext. 5135

Hopewell Junction:

                                 Friday, May 25th, 2018 @ 7:00 A.M.
                                 Ceremony & Light Breakfast
                                 
Location: John Jay High School, 2012 Route 52 
                                 Point of Contact: Dave Kedzielawa @ 897-6700 ext. 30043
                                 Pre-registration is required – contact allison.fedigan@wcsdny.org to register

Hyde Park:

                                Friday, May 25th, 2018 @ 7:00 P.M.
                                USO Show
                               
Location: Roosevelt Library, 4079 Albany Post Road
                                Point of Contact: Clifford Laube @ (845) 486-7745
                                Pre-registration is required – visit www.fdrlibrary.org to register                


Hyde Park:

                                Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th, 2018 
                                WWII Encampment & Military Displays

                                Location: Roosevelt Library, 4079 Albany Post Road
                                Point of Contact: Clifford Laube @ (845) 486-7745


Milan:
                                Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 11:30 A.M.
                                Parade & Ceremony

                                Location: Milan Town Hall, Route 199
                                Hosted by: Town of Milan Veterans 
                                Point of Contact:  Bill Gallagher @ (845) 758-5133 ext. 2, supervisor@milan-ny.gov   


Pawling:

                                Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 11:30 A.M.                   
                                Ceremony

                                Location: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 22 Coulter Avenue, Pawling
                                Hosted by: Congregation of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church & American Legion

                                Hasler Kamp Post # 215
                                Point of Contact: John Ford @ (845) 416-5576  


City of Poughkeepsie:

                                Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 3:00 P.M.
                                Ceremony

                                Location: Soldier & Sailor Fountain, South Ave.
                                Hosted by:  City of Poughkeepsie and American Legion Lafayette Post # 37
                                Point of Contact: Jacquemae Perotta @ (845) 452-5960, perrotta305@aol.com

Poughkeepsie:

                                Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 8:00 P.M.      
                                Ceremony – Illuminate the Walkway

                                Location: Flag Pole in the center of the Walkway over the Hudson
                                Hosted by: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
                                Point of Contact: Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services @ (845)486-2060

Rhinebeck:
                               
                                Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
                                Ceremony

                                Location: 6368 Mill St, Rhinebeck
                                Hosted by: Rhinebeck Reformed Church
                                Point of Contact: Anna Pavord @ (845) 876-3727

                               Sunday, May 27th, 2018 @ 12:00 P.M.
                               Ceremony Dedication

                               Location:  Village/Town Hall
                               Hosted by: American Legion Montgomery Post # 429 & Village/Town of Rhinebeck
                               Point of Contact: Dennis McGuire @ (845) 876-4429 


Amenia:      
                               Monday, May 28TH, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
                               Ceremony

                               Location: Amenia Veterans Memorial Park
                               Hosted by:  VFW Post # 5444 
                               Point of Contact: Vicki Doyle @ (845) 489-7826, vdoyle@ameniany.gov  

Beacon:
                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
                                Ceremony  

                                Location: 413 Main Street
                                Hosted by: American Legion Beacon Post # 203 & VFW Post 666
                                Point of Contact:  Daniel Morea @ (914) 885-4064, d.morea@aol.com or daniel.morea@yonkersny.gov 
     
Dover:

                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
                                Parade and Ceremony 

                                Location:  Dover Elementary School, Route 22  
                                Hosted by: American Legion Post # 1949
                                Point of Contact:  John Conto @ (845) 877-3771


East Fishkill:
                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
                                Parade and Ceremony

                                Location: East Fishkill Community Center and East Fishkill Memorial, Route 82 and Beekman Road
                                Hosted by: American Legion Manny Bacon Post # 1758
                                Point of Contact: Don Burns @ (845) 554-4734

Hopewell Junction:

                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
                                Catholic Mass

                                Location: St. Denis Cemetery, 602 Beekman Road
                                Hosted by: St. Denis Church
                                Point of Contact: St. Denis Church @ (845) 227-8382, fr.bob@stdenischurch.org  

Hyde Park:

                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 1:30 P.M.
                                Rose Garden Memorial Service 

                                Location: Roosevelt Library, 4079 Albany Post Rd
                                Hosted by: The National Park Service
                                Point of Contact: Clifford Laube @ (845) 486-7745

Millbrook: 

                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.  
                                Parade and Ceremony

                                Location: Franklin Ave and Tribute Garden Park
                                Hosted by:  Millbrook VFW Post # 9008
                                Point of Contact:  Lonn Moore @ (845) 392-4911, lemoore@us.ibm.com 
 
Pawling:

                                Monday May 28th, 2018 @ 9:30 A.M.
                                Parade and Ceremony

                                Location: Utter Brothers, Memorial Drive to Veteran Memorial Plaza at the Village Green
                                Hosted by: American Legion Hasler Kamp Post # 215
                                Point of Contact: John Claudet @ (845) 855-9477

Pleasant Valley: 

                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
                                Ceremony 

                                Location: Pleasant Valley Mill site, Main St.
                                Hosted by: Pleasant Valley American Legion Post # 739
                                Point of Contact: Carl Rennia @ (845) 635-2626

Poughkeepsie:                              

                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
                                Ceremony

                                Location: Dutchess County War Memorial; corner of Raymond Ave. and Main St.
                                Hosted by: Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services
                                Point of Contact: Dutchess County Division of Veterans Services @ (845) 486-2060
            
Red Hook:
                            Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.
                            Parade and Ceremony

                            Location: Red Hook High School to Memorial Square Park 
                            Hosted by: Red Hook VFW Post # 7765
                            Point of Contact: William Moore @ (845) 758-8175, wmoore@hvc.rr.com   

Rhinecliff:

                            Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
                            Flag Raising Ceremony 

                            Location: Center of Town
                            Hosted by: Rhinecliff Fire Department
                            Point of Contact: Dennis McGuire @ (845) 876-4429 or John Spencer @ (845) 876-4429

Stanford:    
                            Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
                            Parade and Ceremony

                            Location: Grange Hall to Bangall Monument, Hunns Lake Road
                            Hosted by: Leroy Campell American Legion Post # 1793
                            Point of Contact: John Quinn @ (845) 868-7742 

Beekman:

                            Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.      
                            Parade and Ceremony           

                            Location: Town Hall and Fire House    
                            Hosted by: Town of Beekman
                            Point of Contact: Rachael Rancourt @ (845) 724-5300 ext 221, townclerk@townofbeekmanny.us 

Hyde Park:

                            Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.
                            Parade and Ceremony

                            Location: Route 9 Roosevelt Theater to Town Hall
                            Hosted by: Town of Hyde Park and American Legion Hyde Park Post # 1303 
                            Point of Contact:  Diane Cullen @ (845) 229-8086  ext. 4, recprogramleader@hydeparkny.us   

LaGrange:
                            Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 11:00 A.M.
                            Ceremony

                            Location: 120 Stringham Road
                            Hosted by: Town of LaGrange
                            Point of Contact: Kelly Tighe @ (845) 452-9064, ktighe@lagrangeny.gov                 

North East:
                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 6:00 A.M.
                                Flag Raising 

                                Location: Millerton American Legion Post #178
                                Hosted by: Millerton American Legion Post #178
                                Point of Contact: Sean Klay @ (518) 929-3624

                               Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.
                               Parade

                               Location:  Veterans Park, Main Street
                               Hosted by: Millerton American Legion Post #178
                               Point of Contact:  Sean Klay @ (518) 929-3624

Pine Plains:

                              Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:30 A.M.
                              Parade 

                              Location: Town Clock Memorial at South Main Street in the Town of Pine Plains
                              Hosted by: Shekomeko American Legion Post # 426 and Pine Plains VFW Post # 5519
                              Point of Contact: Marie Stewart @ (845) 546-7349 one.phoenix.rhysing@gmail.com 

Wappinger:
                             Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 2:00 P.M.
                             Ceremony

                             Location: Schlathaus Park, at the intersection of Myers Corners Road and 126 All Angels Hill Road
                             Hosted by: Town of Wappinger 
                             Point of Contact:  Ralph Holt @ (845) 297-0720

Union Vale:

                             Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
                             Ceremony

                             Location: On-The-Green, Verbank (Town of Union Vale)
                             Hosted by: Union Vale Fire Company
                             Point of Contact: David McMorris @ (914) 475-8397, dbmcmorris@optonline.net 

Fishkill:
                               
                            Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 1:00 P.M.
                            Parade and Ceremony

                            Location: Main Street and Broad Street
                            Hosted by: VFW Post # 1286 and Village of Fishkill
                            Point of Contact: Julie Spann @ fishkillactivity@gmail.com 
                                
Rhinebeck:
                            Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:30 A.M.
                            Parade and Ceremony 

                            Location:  Fairgrounds through Village to Rhinebeck Cemetery
                            Hosted by: American Legion Montgomery Post # 429
                            Point of Contact: Dennis J. McGuire @ (845) 876-4429, denles69@aol.com 


Tivoli:

                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M.
                                Ceremony

                                Location: Northside Red Church Cemetery Route 9G
                                Hosted by: American Legion Harris Smith Post # 524
                                Point of Contact: Commander Thomas Mabie @ (845) 758-1330


Wappingers Falls:

                                Monday, May 28th, 2018 @ 9:00 A.M.
                                Ceremony 

                                Location: Mesier Park
                                Hosted by: J.M. Goring-WM. Hurtz American Legion Post # 427 and VFW # 5913
                                Point of Contact: Raymond C. Chase Jr. @ (845) 297-2943
 

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